What are Gnome Extensions

Gnome extensions are designed to extend the functionally of your Gnome desktop. Gnome extensions are also a great way to customize your desktop to add tools and functionally based on per user requirements. This article lists some of the best extensions available.

Follow our instructions How to install Gnome Shell Extensions on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux to learn how to install Gnome extensions on your Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop.

Objective

The objective is to install Kylin desktop as an alternative desktop environment. Kylin is a customized Ubuntu desktop version for Chinese users.

See also our article: The 8 Best Ubuntu Desktop Environments (18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux) for more desktop environment choices.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Administrative root/sudo permissions.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

Install Laravel with Nginx and MariaDB on Ubuntu 18.04

Distributions

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

A working install of Ubuntu 18.04 with root privileges

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Laravel as quickly earned its place as the top PHP framework. It brought a lot of developer friendly features found in other frameworks like Rails to the PHP ecosystem, and in doing so, modernized PHP development.

If you're looking to develop with Laravel or host it on Ubuntu 18.04, the setup process has never been easier. Since Laravel is PHP, there are a couple of ways to handle this, but Nginx and MariaDB provide a fairly straightforward way to get your project running with modern production-ready tools.

Objective

The objective of this article is to provide the reader with a basic instructions on how to customize the dock panel on the default Gnome Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver desktop.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - GNOME Shell 3.28.1 or higher

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

In this article we will be installing Stacer as an alternative system monitoring tool for Ubuntu 18.04 Linux Desktop.

Stacer allows Ubuntu users to monitor and optimize multiple aspects of their operating system. Stacer monitoring includes but is not limited to CPU load monitoring, disk performance and usage. Stacer also allows for number of system configurations as well as it is capable to perform disk clean up.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - Stacer 1.0.9

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions